The swamp that Donald Trump claimed that he was going to drain when he reached D.C. has been coming into full focus over the course of the last few weeks.
Corruption, collusion, and a sense of overarching invincibility has been permeating the Washington D.C. landscape for decades, as lawmakers continually push the needle far past simple profiteering and into full-blown, Scarface-level manipulation of the system in which they reside. Big industry money flows in through special interest groups and schmoozing lobbyists in an attempt to help these legislators find a compromise between the success of their constituents and the successes of their corporate overlords.
Now we have been able to add in two distinctly emerging categories of corruption as well, thanks to the work of Donald J. Trump and America’s harassment awakening: RINO republicans joining the liberal resistance against the President, and a number of democratic divas and deities being knocked clear off their roosts by heinous allegations of sexual misconduct.
One democratic lawmaker has managed to impressively combine both sins in one gloriously selfish fell swoop, however, moving taxpayer money through his office to pay off staffers who claimed they were part of a “hostile work environment”.
“The top Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources used taxpayer dollars to pay off a former staffer who threatened to sue, claiming the lawmaker was often drunk and created a hostile workplace.
“Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva’s secret deal with a former female staffer was revealed by The Washington Times on Monday. The payout was negotiated by the House Employment Counsel, the body’s attorney, and cost taxpayers $48,395.
“The settlement, however, may have violated House rules, The Times reported. It’s against House rules for a lawmaker to retain ‘an employee who does not perform duties for the offices of the employing authority commensurate with the compensation such employee receives.’
“Grijalva’s payout also should have been handed over in a lump sum, not paid out in monthly installments, The Times reported. Taxpayers paid Grijalva’s disgruntled staffer five month’s severance. The female staffer left her job after just three months, and didn’t pursue the matter after leaving Grijalva’s employment.”
If the democrats cannot help themselves find their way back to proper public service, how will they possibly be prepared to continue occupying a place in our system of government?
The left has been reeling since the tremendously embarrassing defeat of Hillary Clinton in November 2016, fighting amongst themselves over which fringe demographic they could have courted instead of the trans-trenders to try to pull out a win. Now, as they limp back to D.C. in a cast and on crutches, some have taken to shooting themselves directly in the healthy foot.
A few more incidents like this, and the democrats will run out of appendages to maim on their way to obscurity.